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Software Update for Tracker 2 Transceivers:
Free at Dancing Snow!

 

Backcountry Access (BCA) has announced a software update for the world-renowned Tracker 2 transceiver, one of the most popular and reliable units available. The update improves transceiver performance in low-power mode, a special feature of the unit. This is not a recall or a mandatory upgrade, but an upgrade to ensure the best possible functioning of your unit. Upgrades will be available free of charge through Dancing Snow, a BCA authorized dealer.

 

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If a user leaves a Tracker 2 in the powered-on state for more than 12 hours with no input, it automatically switches to the low-power mode to conserve battery life. It then emits an audible beep every two minutes. Along with saving power, this also lets people know if a unit has inadvertently been left on while in storage.

 

Most people will probably never use this mode, turning their beacon on in the morning or at the trailhead for a transceiver check, then shutting down the unit at the end of the day. However, when entering the low-power mode, the transmit pulse can vary slightly from international standards. So, while there have been no accidents or problems associated with this fact, and only one other transceiver has had any problem in picking up signals from the Tracker 2, every owner should update the software in their Tracker 2.

 

For more details, these links will give you the official release from BCA on the update, and an FAQ sheet as well.

 

To update your transceiver, just contact us at sales@dancingsnow.com, or call at 090-1433-1247. You can send your Tracker 2 transceiver cash-on-delivery by your favorite delivery service; we’ll update the software and return the transceiver to you free of charge.

See us if you need a new wire!
The BOA closure system found on snowboard boots, our Tubbs snowshoes, boots, golf shoes, running shoes and a whole lot more is a tough, clever way to get tightly into your footwear. Boa
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The wires can break (apparently the twist unit can get bashed to death by some of you mad tree bouncers)—although it doesn't happen that often. If it does, just come by Dancing Snow. We've been trained, we have the parts (which are free), and we can get you back in pristine form and ready to head back out on the hill. The labor will be affordable, too—just buy a beer and relax while we rethread the wires! (or a coffee, or a new BCA avalanche transceiver. We aren't fussy). Let us know if we can help!

Shop
Lots of fun stuff for the snow
Dancing Snow is here to guide you up into the mountains, but we're also ready with a variety of things you'll need to be safe and have fun when you're traveling in the hills:
· Topographic maps of the area, with English key (above; so you know which hill is which!)
· BCA snow safety gear: beacons, shovels, probes, airbags
· K2 skis, poles, boots
· Tubbs snowshoes
· Fits ski and hiking socks
· Ultra-light Blue Ice ski-use harnesses
· Myoko-original items from Maruni Jeans

Get your new skis!
Ready for some new skis just right for the Myoko snows? You can get those shiny new boards right here at Dancing Snow!

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K2 Pon2oonWe can get you set up with all the skis from K2 and Line, put on the bindings of your choice, get them waxed and ready and hold them here for you until you come to visit! We can also ship around Japan as well.

And, if you like, we can also store your skis right here in Myoko for you over the summer. We’ll put on a thick summer wax to protect the edges and bases, store them, then have them ready for the coming season. Just contact us at info@dancingsnow.com if you'd like more information, or want to place an order.

We also carry the full line of BCA snow safety equipment, K2 and BCA poles, helmets, skins, Tubbs snowshoes, and some fun Myoko-original clothing and goods in our center.

Shopping at Dancing Snow

Dancing Snow’s new center gives us the space for retail sales as well as rentals—and even room for a little post-tour party. We will be adding more items as time goes on, but come visit our physical shop, check out our online store, or just drop us a line. We're currently handling:


Skis and snowboards
We can provide all products from the K2 family of companies. Because we are a small space, we don’t have all items in house, but can order directly and have them at the shop in just a few days. We would also be happy to take your order in the off-season, get your bindings mounted and even provide a hot wax, so your skis or board will be ready for you when you arrive in Myoko (we can even store skis and boards over the summer, if you like—we’ll give them a tuneup, check the bindings and overall condition, and give them a thick, protective waxing).
· K2 skis
· K2 snowboards
· K2 mens and women's ski boots
· K2 mens and women's snowboard boots
· K2 helmets
· K2 poles
· Line skis
· Line poles
· FT boots
· Ride snowboards
· Skins for K2, Line skis and K2 split boards

Backpacks
· BCA Stash (non-airbag) packs
· Thule daypacks

Snow safety gear from BCA
· Beacons
· Probes
· Shovels
· BCA Float airbags
· Japan-exclusive air cylinders for BCA Float air
· Snow study kits



Tubbs Snowshoes
· Hiking snowshoes
· Climbing/backcountry snowshoes

Topographical maps
These are official Japanese 25,000:1 maps, with an English explanatory sheet included. These colorful topo maps also make a great souvenir!
· Akakura to Mt. Myoko
· Mt. Myoko to the west, including the back of the mountain and Sasagamine area
· Mt. Kurohime
· Mt. Hiuchi and surrounding area

Myoko fashion from Maruni Jeans
Local maker Maruni Jeans has some great, Japanese-influenced designs, including hats, shirts and belts. If you’re interested in their distinctive, largely handmade jeans, we can also bring in some models for you to choose from!

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